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Yi Peng Parade

Portrait of a Parade Participant

Illuminated floats, marching hordes of dancing men and women in dazzling costumes, truck loads of Northern Thais showing off their political leanings by proudly wearing red T shirts, the nightly parades held during Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng festival are loud, colorful, and filled with photo ops. I’ve already posted a few pix I took during the parades. This shot, for me, just stood out above the rest. An intimate portrait of a young parade participant while the crowds partied on around us.